Breeding Pigs – Gestation Period


· The gestation period of a gilt or sow is usually 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days (roughly 112-115 days).


I am hoping my gilts are in pig and will have piglets at the end of October. By my calculations they should be two thirds of the way through and have approximately 6 weeks before they farrow, if they are pregnant. That gives me, the novice breeder, just six weeks to prepare for the farrowing and the possibility of raising piglets.
Any advice or tips on preparing for farrowing, farrowing and raising piglets would be welcomed.
A useful book for a new pig keeper and breeder is the book Starting With Pigs by Andy Case or the The Virgin Pig Keeper by David Brown.

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